Picnic Sites

Due to extremely dry conditions and the high fire risk, the following bans are now in effect until further notice: 

No barbecues at Burnaby parks and beaches

The use of barbecues (charcoal/briquette/wood) at City of Burnaby parks and beaches is now prohibited. Propane barbecues are permitted. 

No smoking in Burnaby parks, trails and green spaces

The City of Burnaby advises all park users that there is no smoking permitted in Burnaby parks, trails and green spaces. "No Smoking" signs are posted throughout the City. 

Enjoy a fun, relaxing picnic in one of over 150 beautiful City parks

From pocket-sized community green spaces to vast landscapes with rolling grasslands, dense forest, secret ravines, and waterfront beaches and trails. With so much to explore and enjoy, you'll fall in love with our parks.

Small groups

Picnic areas for small groups are available at parks across the city on a first-come basis. You don't need to book any of these sites in advance. Just make sure you get there ahead of time to secure your favourite spot.

Large groups

Have a large event in mind? We have the venues and caterers to make all your events special and memorable.

Corporate

Looking for the perfect venue for a company picnic? We have some great sites that will help you and your staff have a wonderful time.

Reserving a site

Want to reserve a site for a special event or occasion? Apply for a permit to use any of the City's charming designated picnic spots. Choose between the following locations:

Picnic sites at Burnaby Fraser Foreshore, Confederation and Central Park are now full for the month of August.

  • located along the Fraser River at the foot of Byrne Rd (Map)
  • available from May-September
  • 2 areas to accommodate 200 people each
  • covered picnic shelters, washrooms, water, two outdoor volleyball courts, trails, and playgrounds
  • 14 picnic tables at each site. You will have to manage any additional tables and chairs you may need
  • this site has no power or vehicle access
  • explore Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park

 

  • located in north Burnaby (Map)
  • available from May-September
  • 2 areas to accommodate 200 people each
  • covered shelters, washrooms, water, bocce courts, lawn bowling, tennis courts, trails, playground, running track, and spray pool (summer only)
  • 33 picnic tables (site#1 - 15; site#2 - 18)
  • if you need power and vehicle access for drop off, please apply for a permit at the parks administration office while booking
  • explore Confederation Park

  • located west of Metrotown area (Map)
  • 40 picnic tables (22 in site#1 and 18 in site#2)
  • available from May-September
  • 2 areas to accommodate 300 people total (site#1 - 200 and site#2 - 100)
  • washrooms, water, outdoor pool, jogging trails, fitness circuit, playground, sand volleyball court, pitch & putt golf course and tennis courts
  • this site has no power or vehicle access
  • explore Central Park

  • call the Allotment Clerk at 604-294-7222, or email us at [email protected]
  • accommodates up to 9,000 people
  • located in Central Park
  • washrooms, covered seating, concession service available on request
  • any special service requests may cost extra
  • explore Swangard Stadium

Application form

Please submit a completed picnic application form to [email protected] by midnight on February 1 of each year. If your application is accepted, you will have to pay the full fee after receiving the contract to confirm your booking.

Fees

The fee is location-based and changes every year. If you require any additional equipment, materials, or supervision, or if there's accidental damage to the facility or equipment, you may be charged extra.

Alcohol and drugs

Alcohol and drugs aren't allowed anywhere on park property. Alcohol can only be consumed in pre-approved, designated beer gardens.

Music

You will need approval to play music at a loud volume.

Food concessions

If you wish to operate food concessions, mention that in your application form. You will also need to show approval or a health operating permit from Fraser Health (Burnaby office) before the event.

Special equipment

Any special equipment set-up, such as tents, stages, bouncy castles, dunk tanks, etc., will require approval as well.

Reschedule or cancel your booking

You'll receive a copy of our outdoor guidelines with your contract, including information on cancelling or rescheduling your booking.

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